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May 25, 2013 2:50:46 PM

Hey everyone, this is my first time building a gaming computer and I would like to know if
1)it's a good build
2)it all works together

Thanks for your responses and I am willing to clarify

Specs:
motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 GA-Z77X-UD3H
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
Computer Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz
Power Supply: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - 600W Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA
Graphics card: HIS Radeon HD 6570 IceQ 1 GB

Thanks again.

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May 25, 2013 2:54:42 PM

Bad build.

You forgot the most important component for gaming: The GPU.

If you're not going to OC, don't get a CPU with the K suffix either.

K edition Intel suffixes have unlocked multipliers for OC'ing.

PSU might be a little too much, depending on the GPU you chose.

It also ought to be an 80+ PSU, if it isn't. Bronze would be fine.

I think it'll all work together, although if you have the cash and you're going for

the extreme, check out ASUS' Republic Of Gamers (ROG) line of motherboards.

As for the GPU, a GTX 670 would be swell.
May 25, 2013 5:19:08 PM

Thanks X79, do you have any recommendations for a PSU and I think I will go with a GTX 660. I will be overclocking though so I will keep the CPU.
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May 25, 2013 5:39:29 PM

You're welcome.

A PSU like the Silverstone ST50F-P might be better. It's 80+ Bronze certified and 500W.

A GTX 650 Ti Boost almost has the same performance as the GTX 660 in some games.

Like in Battlefield 3 on Full HD and Ultra settings, the Boost gets 73 FPS while the 660 gets

84. Might save you some cash, but you decide.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/783 - GTX 660

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/782 - GTX 650 Ti Boost

If you want to OC your CPU, check out water-cooled solutions similar to the likes of:

http://www.coolermaster.in/product.php?product_id=6746

Or the H100i.

Lastly, you could also consider the GTX 660 Ti. Even though it only constitutes some

minor performance increases over the GTX 660 itself.
May 25, 2013 6:31:00 PM

X79 said:
Bad build.

You forgot the most important component for gaming: The GPU.

If you're not going to OC, don't get a CPU with the K suffix either.

K edition Intel suffixes have unlocked multipliers for OC'ing.

PSU might be a little too much, depending on the GPU you chose.

It also ought to be an 80+ PSU, if it isn't. Bronze would be fine.

I think it'll all work together, although if you have the cash and you're going for
He did put in a GPU lol

the extreme, check out ASUS' Republic Of Gamers (ROG) line of motherboards.

As for the GPU, a GTX 670 would be swell.


May 25, 2013 8:04:28 PM

Thanks again X79, I have a new build now and I would like some feedback on it please,

specs:
motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77
graphics card: ASUS Graphic Cards GTX660
computer case: Cooler Master HAF 912
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
PSU: SilverStone Strider 500W, 80 PLUS
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s
Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD¡ARW Internal Drive

Thanks for your help! I will name my son after you :p 
May 25, 2013 8:15:46 PM

Also, would you recommend a gtx 660 or an Radeon 7870.

Sorry for the trouble.
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May 26, 2013 3:28:49 AM

Haha, you're welcome.

Between those two, I'd recommend the 7870.
May 26, 2013 12:14:45 PM

Thanks how do I select the best answer?
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May 26, 2013 12:24:23 PM

There's sometimes a button visible underneath the persons post you can click.

It can be disabled though, when you make a thread, as some people want discussions, not solutions.
May 28, 2013 7:40:30 AM

Get the hd 7870 xt or le version the're much better then the normal hd 7870 because it has the same chip as the 97xx serie. I don't know where you live but the hd 7870 xt or le versions are just as expensive as the normal hd 7870.
May 28, 2013 7:18:28 PM

Thanks I will check it out!
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May 28, 2013 9:52:44 PM

HD 7870 xt better but drain too much energy.
For normal 7870, gigabyte 7870 OC windforce 3x could be the choice.
$260 vs $240, choice under your hand.
May 29, 2013 4:26:20 AM

PlanarX999 said:
HD 7870 xt better but drain too much energy.
For normal 7870, gigabyte 7870 OC windforce 3x could be the choice.
$260 vs $240, choice under your hand.


actually in my country (the netherlands) the hd 7870 costs 200< and the hd 7870 costs 210. The amount of energy is the same as a hd 7950, makes sence because the xt has the same chip.
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